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Brewed by Chimay
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Baileux, Belgium

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RATINGS: 3387   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Bottle Conditioned - 75 cl, and 33 cl bottles.
Ingredients: Pilsner malt (French barley from Champagne); wheat starch or flour (10% - 15%); dextrose (5%); malt extract (0.1%); hop extract from German Hallertaur (aroma) & American Galena (bittering) hops. Yeast & liquid invert sugar added to the bottled beer.
Chimay Red is noted for its coppery colour which makes it particularly attractive. Topped with a creamy head, it gives off a light, fruity apricot aroma produced by the fermentation. The taste perceived in the mouth is a balance confirming the fruity nuances noticed in the fragrance. Its taste, which imparts a silky sensation to the tongue, is made refreshing by a light touch of bitterness. To the palate, the taster perceives a pleasant astringency which complements the flavour qualities of this beer very harmoniously. This top fermented Trappist beer, refermented in the bottle, is not pasteurised.


HopHead7's rating

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
HopHead7 (28) - - FEB 28, 2012
Pours amber with a medim head with some decent retention and lacing. Malt and spice with light hop nose. Flavor is the caramel malt and some fruit/ golden raisin and apricot. Very drinkable.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craighill (54) - GERMANY - JUL 2, 2015
Pours a two-finger white head on top of a somewhat cloudy, mahogany coloured body. Aroma is yeasty, malt caramels, and some hop menthol character. On tasting the phenols are present but restrained enough to allow some hop bittering to close out a dry finish. Fairly high carbonation. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlinyDad1952 (100) - - JUN 30, 2015
WHAT GRATE BEERS BELGIUMS NOW COMPLEX AND FRUITS AND SPICES. CONNOSURS ALL OVER THE EARTH SEEKS TRADITION EXAMPLES AND BEERS HISTORY, FLAYVER; AROMAS; AND WINE:GLASS CAN SHOW YOU HOW GOOD BEERS LIKE THIS ONE IS. CHIMAY REFERS TO "TRAPPISTE" BEERS HAS ONE OF A KIND FRUIT AND SPICES TASTE. VERY GOOD BEER.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (70) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, dark fruits, malt, toffee. Appearance: Turbid brown/red beer with an off-white head. Taste/Palate: Starts with sweet malts and dark fruits. With a caramel and toffee taste. Ends dry and nutty. Overall: A really good Abbey Dubbel with an excellent balance. Still, this type of beer is still not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DomD (162) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2015
Poured from bottle. Fruity citrus aroma. Pours a cloudy red with white head. Taste is a light sour. Medium body, creamy texture, livery carbonation, with an astringent finish. A nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (286) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2015
Nose alcohol sugar look hazy brown with nice head taste damson plum yeast brown sugar wih a long medium slightly tart finish good stuff

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
alex_leit (357) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle. Reddish-brown color. Aroma: caramel and toffee, cane sugar and molasses, dried fruits and dried apricots, perfume, complex fruity esters. Taste: warming, malts, spices, caramel, dried fruits (apricots, raisins, prunes), toffee, nuts, biscuit and cognac. Excellent balance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (140) - GREECE - JUN 22, 2015
Ruby color with medium lasting cream white head. Fruity malt and yeast aroma. Sweet malty flavour with notes off yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cmacklin (389) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2015
330 ml bottle. Pours a hazy ruby with a large, creamy, long lasting, beige head that laces. Sweet malty aroma with dark fruit, yeast and spice. Sweet malty, dark fruit flavour with yeast, sugar and a dry, spicy finish. Medium body with an oily texture and soft carbonation. An excellent dubbel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mauroruellas (227) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - JUN 18, 2015
Acobreada,turva,creme bege volumoso,no aroma frutas vermelhas,secas e caramelo,sabor adocicado com álcool aparente mas năo agressivo. Boa cerveja.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Knilas (21) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
From draft. Beautiful copper color...long sustaining head...nice lacing. Too bitter for my taste, wouldn’t seek it out. Still a nice pour though.


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